East Vancouver garden moving to Slocan Park to make way for temporary modular housing

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      The Still Creek Community Garden is going to put down new roots at Slocan Park.

      The garden is relocating as the city-owned land it has occupied since 2011 will be used for a temporary modular housing project.

      The garden’s current location at 4410 Kaslo Street is near the south end of Renfrew Ravine Park and Still Creek.

      The City of Vancouver will use the site for a three-storey building that will contain 52 housing units for homeless and low-income people.

      Slocan Park is located across East 29th Avenue Station from the garden.

      The new garden site will be at northeast corner of the park next to the tennis courts.

      Artist’s rendering of the current and future location of the community garden.

      The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation votes Monday (March 12) on the relocation.

      According to a staff report to the park board, the new residents of the temporary modular housing development are expected in July 2018.

      In September last year, the B.C. NDP government committed $66 million for the construction of 600 units of temporary modular housing in Vancouver.

      Modular homes are constructed in sections in a factory. The pieces are assembled on a building site.

      According to a post at the Facebook account of the Still Creek Community Garden, the city has given gardeners until March 23 to vacate the site.